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The Resource Writing the colonial adventure : race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914, Robert Dixon

Writing the colonial adventure : race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914, Robert Dixon

Label
Writing the colonial adventure : race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914
Title
Writing the colonial adventure
Title remainder
race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914
Statement of responsibility
Robert Dixon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the representation of race and Aboriginality (chapters 3 and 4); Lemurian novels; racial anxiety in Fevenc's 'The Secret of the Australian Desert', Scott's 'The Last Lemurian', Macdonald's 'The Lost Explorers' and Walker's 'The Silver Queen' - anxiety of identity loss and racial degeneration, cannibalism as metaphor for colonialism; gender and race in Hennessey's 'An Australian Bush Track' and Praed's 'Fugitive Anne'; degrees of the grotesque in the depiction of race and national identity
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Dixon, Robert
Dewey number
823/.08709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.A38
LC item number
D58 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Adventure stories, English
  • Popular literature
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Adventure stories, Australian
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
Writing the colonial adventure : race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914, Robert Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 215-224
Contents
1. The romance of property: Rolf Boldrewood and Walter Scott -- 2. Outlaws and lawmakers: Boldrewood, Praed and the ethics of adventure -- 3. Israel in Egypt: the significance of Australian captivity narratives -- 4. Imperial romance: King Solomon's Mines and Australian romance -- 5. The new woman and the coming man: gender and genre in the 'lost-race' romance -- 6. The other world: Rosa Praed's occult novels -- 7. The boundaries of civility: Australia, Asia and the Pacific -- 8. Imagined invasions: The Lone Hand and narratives of Asiatic invasion -- 9. The colonial city: crime fiction and empire -- 10. Beyond adventure: Louis Becke -- Conclusion
Control code
000021611279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 228 p.
Isbn
9780521481908
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
95002052
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)31900564
Label
Writing the colonial adventure : race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914, Robert Dixon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 215-224
Contents
1. The romance of property: Rolf Boldrewood and Walter Scott -- 2. Outlaws and lawmakers: Boldrewood, Praed and the ethics of adventure -- 3. Israel in Egypt: the significance of Australian captivity narratives -- 4. Imperial romance: King Solomon's Mines and Australian romance -- 5. The new woman and the coming man: gender and genre in the 'lost-race' romance -- 6. The other world: Rosa Praed's occult novels -- 7. The boundaries of civility: Australia, Asia and the Pacific -- 8. Imagined invasions: The Lone Hand and narratives of Asiatic invasion -- 9. The colonial city: crime fiction and empire -- 10. Beyond adventure: Louis Becke -- Conclusion
Control code
000021611279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 228 p.
Isbn
9780521481908
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
95002052
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)31900564

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